FCA, in a secret closed-to-media showing to dealers of their upcoming US market cars/suv-s, has apparently shown a sub-Renegade Jeep model, smaller, presumably sportier/younger, possibly 2-door with a small-ish engine etc. JEEP has done such small, relatively inexpensive but very off-road capable models before, of course. Indeed the origins of the JEEP brand are in pretty small, highly utilitarian suv-s. Or, if they position it in EuroAmerica against 'cool' cars like the Abarth 500, the Abarth 500X, the MINI-s: 'premium-priced-within-affordable' (perhaps then costing as much as the bigger Renegade/500X). Sort of like a vastly better and superior Suzuki Jimny/Samurai: cool, inexpensive, small, sporty-open/softtop, probably just a 2-seater+storage area. A shrunken Wrangler, though not as tough or as off-road-capable. Now, a few posts ago, there was one about FCA's asia-pac product-planning chief saying in Australia that they're looking closely at such a smaller- and cheaper-than-Renegade JEEP for emerging markets, perhaps twinned with the next-gen Panda 4X4/Cross. And he explicitly mentions India as JUST the production location for such a model, since it'd obviously be more of a Fiat-influenced platform, architecture etc than a more expensive JEEP/'American' one. Now, as a leap of final reasoning: that JEEP, having been shown as more or less confirmed over the next 2 years to the American dealers, will indeed happen, and most likely be sold-in and exported out-of India, perhaps by 2018?? In which case, the disclosed-to-Autocar last year target price point of 12 lakhs for a small b-suv JEEP (twinned presumably with an India-made Fiat-branded one too) that is OTHER than the 20-25 lakh C-SUV with which Jeep will start the Indian local manufacture and export story for FCA out of Ranjangaon, is ON! India as a manufacturing export hub not just for rhd C-Suv-s (c-suv and/or Renegade and/or 500X....) but for even lhd small, economical yet with a high-cool quotient begins to make terrific sense, just as the FCA apac product planning guy revealed. Hope this is what they've decided: it simply makes TOO much sense to use low-cost, high-quality Indian manufacturing at Ranjangaon to produce vehicles with a high USP, with distinction, under a heftier brand-than-Fiat-is-in-India, and export by the ton too. Basically do a Ford Ecosport, only with vastly-superior and cool product. Good/great volumes here, great great export numbers almost certain, just in emerging markets alone, let alone via exports to lhd EuroAmerica.